A devastating fire has ravaged numerous shops located behind Kantamanto in Accra, known as CMB, resulting in the destruction of goods valued at millions of Ghana cedis.
The exact cause of the fire, which ignited around 5:00 am on Sunday, remains unknown at this time. The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) swiftly dispatched firefighters to the scene, but the flames had already engulfed multiple shops by the time they arrived.
ADO1 Alex Nartey, a Public Relations Officer of the GNFS, reported that several combustible items were discovered at the fire site.
Tragically, by the time the fire was finally extinguished, several shops had been completely reduced to ashes. The incident left many traders at the market deeply frustrated and disheartened, with many of them having lost their entire livelihoods.
In response to this unfortunate event, the GNFS is offering guidance to traders, advising them to exercise caution with electrical appliances and refrain from storing flammable materials in their shops.
This marks the second major fire incident to occur at the CMB market in recent years, with a similar fire in 2020 causing the destruction of more than 200 shops in the area.